David  Hersh

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC - Colorado
Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC - Colorado
40 Inverness Drive East
EnglewoodCO 80112
(303) 792-5595
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Mr. David P. Hersh, the co-practice group leader of the business and commercial litigation department of Burg Simpson, focuses his practice on complex commercial matters involving contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, ownership disputes, construction matters, “bet your company” litigation, and professional negligence. Admitted to practice before the United States, Colorado, and Wyoming Supreme Courts, as well as numerous Federal Courts, Mr. Hersh has tried well over 145 civil jury trials to verdict throughout the United States. In addition, he has served as lead counsel in a substantial number of complex commercial litigation cases as well as a number of catastrophic personal injury cases, including cases involving claims for brain injury, paraplegia/quadriplegia, severe burns and disfigurement, and limb loss. Mr. Hersh has handled a number of “toxic torts”, including being appointed class counsel for more than 65,000 residents of Colorado Springs to redress contaminated groundwater.


A skilled and experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Hersh excels in the courtroom, expertly handling all aspects of litigation through his creative problem solving, persuasive communication, and outstanding analytical skills. He believes that the benchmark of his success comes from his passion for the law and steadfast mission to be the best advocate possible for his clients.


David P. Hersh also has the distinction of being one of only fifteen Colorado attorneys who has attained the “Top Ten” status by Colorado Super Lawyers since 2015.


PRACTICE AREAS

Brain Injury

Construction Defects

Catastrophic Injuries

Commercial Litigation

Environmental Litigation

Legal Malpractice

Pharmacy Malpractice

Products Liability

Professional Liability & Malpractice


HONORS & ACCOLADES

AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell


Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year," Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Denver, 2014 and 2016


Best Lawyers®, Plaintiffs, Legal Malpractice Law, 2013 – 2019


Best Lawyers®, Plaintiffs, Professional Malpractice Law, 2013 – 2019


Best Lawyers®, Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation, 2016-2019


Named to the “2015 Colorado Super Lawyers® Top 10” list


Barrister’s Best People’s Choice Award, Law Week Colorado, Best Corporate Law Lawyer, 2018-2019


Law Week Colorado's Barrister's Best - People's Choice Award: Best Commercial Litigator, 2015


Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America


Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, United States – Plaintiff, Mass Tort/Product Liability, 2013


Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, Colorado – Plaintiffs, 2013


U.S. Legal 500, 2012 and 2013


Top 100 Attorney, The National Trial Lawyers, 2009 - 2020


Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers


Top 10 Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers


Top 10 Business Tort Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers


Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2006-2008, 2011-2020, Top 100 Super Lawyers® 2020

David P. Hersh also has the distinction of being one of only fifteen Colorado attorneys who has attained the "Top Ten" status by Colorado Super Lawyers since 2015.


Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2011-2015 (Business Litigation, Top 100)


5280 Magazine Top Lawyer, 2016-2020


Order of the Barristers


National Moot Court Competition Recipient, Best Oral Advocate Award


Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities


Best Lawyers in America, 2013- 2020


A Colorado Super Lawyer for 2020


A Best Lawyer in America for 2020


Top Lawyer by 5280 Magazine, 2020


And Law Week Colorado named him “Barrister’s Best – People’s Choice for Corporate Law Lawyer” for 2019


BAR ADMISSIONS

U.S. Supreme Court

Colorado Supreme Court

Wyoming Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming

Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Court


EDUCATION

J.D., 1983, Wake Forest University School of Law

B.S., 1981, Bob Jones University, Accounting and Public Speaking


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Actively involved in the community through pro bono work and various non-profit organizations, including service on their boards


Committee Member, Craig Hospital PUSH for a Cure Committee


Active in the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado


Active supporter of "Jam the Damz" and "Pedal 4 Possible," integrated cycling tours through the Denver Metro area that help raise funds for Craig Hospital, U.S. Handcycling, and Adaptive Adventures


Faculty Member, University of Wyoming College of Law Summer Trial Advocacy Institute


Advisory Board Member, University of Wyoming College of Law


Trial practice lecturer, University of Wyoming College of Law


Instructor in trial tactics for the American Bar Association-sponsored National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) School


Featured speaker at numerous educational events, including the 2015 Trial Lawyers College for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association


Former Member of the Board of Trustees, Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado


Former Member of the Board of Directors, Colorado Judicial Institute (CJI)


Fellow Emeritus of the Arapahoe County Bar Foundation


Served on the Judicial Facilities Review Commission, Arapahoe County Bar Association


PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA


LECTURES & SEMINARS

"Managing and Proving the Complex Brain Injury Case" - The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) Annual Convention, August 9, 2019


"Never Give Up! Top Ten Lessons from Our Eight-Year Battle in the CDO Litigation About the Collapse of the U.S. Economy" - Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Conference, Steamboat Springs, August 4, 2016


“Legal Issues, Timely Decision Making, and Available Options for Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury” – Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado 31st Annual Conference, Denver, October 16, 2014


“Legal Issues for Brain Injury Survivors” – Brain Injury Association of Colorado, Pueblo Regional Conference, April 25, 2013


TEACHING POSITIONS

Faculty, University of Wyoming Law School Summer Trial Institute


Instructor in trial tactics for the American Bar Association-sponsored National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) School


Trial practice lecturer, University of Wyoming College of Law


Trial practice lecturer, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law

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